Reports Report 1684e (Event 1684-2017)

Name Michael P
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I am a professional meteorologist. After getting in my car, I looked toward the moon and noticed how clear the sky was. Just by chance, I saw the entire fireball move across the sky and reproduced it as accurately on this website as I could!
Address Abingdon, MD
Latitude 39° 28' 23.64'' N (39.473233°)
Longitude 76° 19' 44.14'' W (-76.328927°)
Elevation 59.749m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-05-19 04:25 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-05-19 08:25 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 97°
Facing azimuth 114.02°
First azimuth 89.91°
First elevation 28°
Last azimuth 126.7°
Last elevation 31°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -6
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Object was like Venus but brighter and lower (with NO trail), traveling slow enough that I can follow it for a few seconds and then broke apart into 5 visible pieces or so.